Saturday, November 21, 2015

Quilt Bliss Retreat

I had an absolutely fabulous time at the Quilt Bliss Retreat last weekend.  I went up for just Saturday and was privileged to spend the whole day with Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl and Renee of Quilts of a Feather.


Quilt bliss was held in the beautiful Timber Moose Lodge in Heber City, Utah.  (Not too far from my home.)

Photo courtesy of Yvonne

I was very lucky that Yvonne was able to save me a seat right next to her sewing station.  :)

Photo courtesy of Yvonne
That is her Bernina between Renee and I.  Don't you just love the color of Renee's machine?

I had fun preparing for the retreat by making a pincushion for a swap and selecting a couple bags for gifts.  I used scraps of wool batting for the pincushion because I heard that the lanolin is good for your pins.  I added some butterfly pins and rainbow of ribbon scraps for cuteness.  


I also cut out a quilt for my dad which is very similar to one I made for my husband earlier this year.


I took two classes while I was there.  The first was a house (turned castle) pillow from Heather of Quilt Story.


It was so much fun making a project like this in a class with friends because my project evolved.  The chimney became a turret, the windows were rounded with little ledges, and the door was rounded and added to the back.  Here is a picture of the class projects.


The second class was a curves class taught by Anna and Kristen of the Utah County Modern Quilt Group.  They taught four methods for appliqueing circles.  I am looking forward to quilting this mini.


While I was there I was able to sew half of the blocks for my dad's quilt.  It was fun sewing moose, deer, and bear blocks in the rustic lodge setting.


All in all it was a great time at the retreat.  I loved spending the day with Yvonne and Renee.

Life has been kind of crazy (more on that next week), but I look forward to finishing up these projects when I can sneak in the time.

XX,
Jasmine

12 comments:

  1. That lodge is beautiful and it looks like you had some fun sewing!!!

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  2. I'm so glad we got to meet you and spend the day sewing and chatting! I love the way your castle pillow turned out, those are such fun variations. Thank you again for the little gifts!

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  3. It was a delight to get to spend time with you, Jasmine, and I was super excited you could sit and work right beside us. :) Thank you so much for the gifts (I now have the sewing kit in my car), and I hope life settles into a routine and rhythm for you that keeps you sewing as much as possible.

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  4. So glad to hear from you again, Jasmine; I've been wondering how you were. Sounds like the retreat was a lot of fun. Your classes look interesting! Looking forward to hearing what else is going on. Love that colorful sewing machine and of course the Bernina!

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  5. That looks like a beautiful view! Glad you got to have a fun day.

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  6. What a gorgeous lodge and the setting, beautiful! I can hardly wait for my 4 day retreat in January. I better get started thinking of what I want to work on. What a cute pillow.

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  7. Looks like you had a fun and productive time! The lodge looks beautiful, and sewing with friends is always so fun. I'm glad you had a chance to have a mini retreat!

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  8. WHAT a stunning view Jasmine! I love seeing you with Yvonne and Renee!! So cool, this QBL of ours, no? Your pillow is adorable...hmm Monkey? Cheetah? Jasmine's sewing room?! I am just back from a weekend retreat myself, so I totally get the high!

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  9. I'm so jealous! The retreat looks like it was amazing, and I would love to get to meet online sewing friends! I saw Yvonne's pictures a couple of days ago and commented to her that I had never seen a picture of you other than your official blog picture. It's nice to see you :)

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  10. What a spectacular retreat venue - love those big windows for both the light and the view. How wonderful that you met some bloggy friends in person. It looks like you certainly had a fun and productive time. :-)

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  11. What a stunning spot for a retreat. You had a productive time and I love the projects you're working on. I love the house, turned castle, pillow.

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  12. It's so fun to see you meeting up with your blogging buddies Yvonne and Renee and enjoying the retreat Jasmine! What a great location too!

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